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Leah C. Johnson

Term expires February 15, 2025.

Ms. Johnson is a communications strategist and business leader.  In July 2019, she joined Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. as the Chief Communications, Marketing and Advocacy Officer and Executive Vice President. Previously, she was the CEO of LCJ Solutions LLC and provided advice to clients seeking to build market strength and reputation. Prior to creating the firm, Ms. Johnson served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Citigroup Inc., where she was the chief communications advisor to four CEOs and successfully led teams spanning 100 countries. Before joining Citigroup, Ms. Johnson was Vice President of Corporate Communications at Standard & Poor’s.  She spent many years working in the public sector and was Press Secretary for Mayor David N. Dinkins Reelection Campaign and Deputy Director for Communications for the Clinton-Gore ’92 New York State Coordinated Campaign.  She also served as a Special Assistant for Media Relations in the Office of the Deputy Mayor and Director of Communications for the New York City Comptroller.  Ms. Johnson began her career in communications at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation and served as Director of Public Affairs at Kings County Hospital Center.  Ms. Johnson served as a Director at Pluralsight (PS:NASDAQ) and is currently a Director at MONRO (MNRO:NADDAQ). Ms. Johnson is a trustee of the Museum of the City of New York and serves on their Executive Committee and is Vice Chair of the Board of New York Public Radio. She also served on the Steering Committee of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) of New York City. She previously served as Vice Chair of Planned Parenthood New York City’s Board of Trustees and chaired the Issues and Advocacy Committee and was also a member of Trinity Wall Street’s Vestry. She is a mentor with W.O.M.E.N. in America. Ms. Johnson is a graduate of Harvard College and lives in New York City with her husband and their daughter.